|Someone to Watch Over Me|
"Someone to Watch Over Me"
Writer Ira Gershwin
Composer George Gershwin
"Someone to Watch Over Me" is a song composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin from the musical Oh, Kay! (1926), where it was introduced by Gertrude Lawrence.
It has been performed by numerous artists since its debut and is a jazz standard as well as a key work in the Great American Songbook.
The 1987 movie Someone To Watch Over Me, directed by Ridley Scott, takes its title from this song.
The soundtrack features three versions of "Someone to Watch Over Me", two of which were new renditions by Sting and Roberta Flack.
The third version used was the 1961 recording by Gene Ammons.
A soundtrack album was never issued and so the Roberta Flack performance (produced by Michael Kamen) remains unreleased. Sting included his version on the compilation At The Movies, released in 1999.
This song was made famous to another generation in the 1996 American movie Mr. Holland's Opus.
Jean Louisa Kelly played the part of Rowena, who sang "Someone to Watch Over Me" in this movie; however, a different version of the song sung by Julia Fordham was included on the movie soundtrack.